Deep Blue Story #20 | Otman El Ouaty is a young researcher from Morocco who took part to the online traineeship programme of the Deep Blue project cooperating with the Institute of Geography and Planning of the University of Nantes (France). He specifically worked on the integrated approach to the Nador coastal lagoon management. About his experience he says:

Deep Blue Story #19 | Alessia Rossi is a young researcher and professional from Italy who joined the Deep Blue online traineeship for a three-month experience in collaboration with the Spanish Institute of Oceanography (Spain). Her studies focused on sustainable blue growth tackling “Marine litter and Blue Economy: a case study in Mediterranean touristic areas”. She says: 

Deep Blue Story #18| Ghada Neji is a young researcher from Tunisia who run a three-month online traineeship with the National Council of Research – CNR Ismar, Italy. She developed a research study within the framework of Co-EVOLVE project in order to analyse  human activities and natural systems in Djerba island in Tunisia focussing on the sustainable development of tourism sector, environmental protection and climate change adaptation and mitigation.

About her experience she says:

Deep Blue Story #17| Wiem Bousella is a young researcher from Tunisia who implemented a three-month online project work with the University of Kyrenia in Cyprus. She developed her studies on Ecotourism, Biological Invasions and Biosecurity about “Fisheries diversification, best practice framework and monitoring of invasive species for the management of fishing and tourism in Kneiss Island”. About her Deep Blue experience she says:

Deep Blue Story #16| Esraa Abouelmaty  is a young Egyptian researcher who experienced the online three-month internship within the Deep Blue project. She collaborated with the University of Barcelona in Spain studying the “Genetic diversity of the commercial striped venus (Chamelea gallina) clam and smooth clam (Callista chione)”.  The proposed research aimed at putting a scientific data basis for the genetic variation among two commercial clams population across the Atlantic-Mediterranean area. She says:

The BlueMed Hackathon “Ideas and solutions for a Healthy Plastic Free Mediterranean Sea” is open for candidature! 

The Hackathon is dedicated to 18-30 years old Master and PhD candidates or graduates in STEM disciplines, designer/creatives and marine science young professionals with no restriction on geographical origin. This team challenge will contribute to identify and propose solutions to plastic pollution and promote sustainable blue growth in the Mediterranean. 

Deep Blue Story #15 | Khalihena Groune is a Mauritanian young researcher who took part to the three-month online Deep Blue Training collaborating with the Centre of Sciences of Materials of the Mohamed V  University – Rabat (Morocco) in order to develop a project that could boost sharing knowledge, methodologies and data in marine chemical sciences.

The Union for the Mediterranean launches the Online Workshop on blue jobs and cross-cutting skills for young professionals and graduates of the Med Countries - 14-15 April 2021. The importance of the marine and maritime industries will continue to grow in the Mediterranean region: the “Blue Economy” sector is an engine of human and economic development for the entire region.

Deep Blue Story #14 | Minja Marijanski is a young Serbian researcher who took part to the Advanced Master course in Sustainable Blue Growth coordinated by the University of Trieste and the Italian Research Institute of Oceanography and Applied Geophysics – OGS. She run a three-month online traineeship in collaboration with the University of Wien (Austria) working on the project “Tyres as a source of micro-plastics in the Marine environment”.

Deep Blue Story #13 | Khadija Ouinfi is a Tunisian a post-doctoral researcher from the University of Tunis - El Manar specialized in marine biology, biodiversity and climate change.